A study in the July issue of Health Affairs published conclusion that health care is far less expensive than the previous estimates of the industry, as earlier studies projected financial impact on the cost of branded drugs are based. Today, the cost to consumers and the health care system are much lower, because generic drugs are broad for most chronic diseases are available, the researchers said.
Today would be recalculated for the same treatment with generic alternatives $ 17,084 per QALY or 20 % of the original estimate. More dramatic is a comparison of costs for the treatment for blood sugar control in cardiovascular patients, cost with the 2008 survey estimate of $ 48,759 per QALY, compared with the study recalculation using generics at $ 1,022 per QALY, only two % of the original estimate.. ‘. No matter who holds the financial risk – the patient, employer or government health programs plan. Read More